UK set to launch new technology research agency

The UK wants to reinforce its position as a global technology innovation powerhouse. According to Computer Weekly, new legislation is being drafted that will allow for the creation of a new body focused exclusively on innovation. The Advanced Research & Invention Agency (ARIA) will operate free from government influence and have to deal with only minimal red tape. It is …

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UK innovation agency hit with ransomware attack

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), the government department that directs research and innovation funding, suffered a possible ransomware attack last week. The organization has issued a statement in which it described “data being encrypted by a third-party”. However, it could not confirm whether or not any data was stolen, which is common practice for modern ransomware operators. According to ZDNet, …

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